Located in central Italy, Tuscany’s stunning countryside, its monuments, art and wines have attracted tourists since the Middle Ages. Many of Italy’s premium wines are found here; made from indigenous grapes as well as international grapes that make up the sought after “Super Tuscan” wines.
The coastal region of Tuscany lies at a low altitude and enjoys a maritime climatic influence, ideal for Bordeaux varieties and white wine grapes. Most of Tuscany, however, has a Mediterranean climate with some more inland and higher altitude areas experiencing a continental influence with a wide variation in day and night temperatures which contributes to structured reds with vibrant acidity. Soil composition also varies.
Sangiovese is Tuscany’s superstar red grape, where it is found throughout the region in various expressions; from Chianti to Brunello di Montalcino.